Asarco Hayden Smelter
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Asarco Hayden Smelter Ore Car
FIRST IN A SERIES: ASARCO ORE CAR SET
American Smelting & Refining Co. Incorporated 1899
Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum is
proud to offer a matched set of four sequentially released Museum Ore
Cars celebrating the contributions of ASARCO and its mining and
smelting activities in Southern Arizona.
A specially designed and authorized set of four ore cars produced by
Lionel for GPD and made available to collectors over the course of
several years, these cars will bear the ASARCO marks for their mines and
smelter including Silver Bell Mine, Mission Mine Complex, Ray Mine
Complex and Hayden Smelter. The Hayden Smelter car will be the first
produced and available in 2015. This car will be burgundy red with bold
white lettering and will match the 2011 ASARCO Museum Car. It will bear
the ASX company mark and the car number, 1910, the beginning year of
ASARCO was first incorporated in 1899 as American Smelting And
Refining Company. From its first acquisition and building activities
in Arizona in 1910 to the present, ASARCO remains a major influence in
the copper industry. American Smelting and Refining Company officially
became ASARCO in 1975. Although Grupo Mexico (Asarco Mexicana, SA) was
originally organized in 1967 as a division of ASARCO, it evolved to
become the parent company in 1999. In 2002 ASARCO moved its corporate
headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona after 102 years in New York City.
Today, ASARCO, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is retained by Grupo
Mexico as a wholly owned US operating subsidiary
About the time Arizona was becoming a State (1912), mines in the
Silver Bell district were first acquired by American Smelting and
Refining Company and a new smelter was built in Hayden. In 1954 the
company began its first open pit copper mine at Silver Bell. Later in
1961 its copper production at Mission Mine was initiated, followed in
1973 by that of its San Xavier Mine. The Mission, Pima and San Xavier
mines are located just southwest of Tucson. The Silver Bell Mine lies
immediately northwest of Tucson. In 1986 the Ray Mine was purchased and
by 1992 was expanded into the Ray Mine Complex. Copper is transported
from the mine by the Copper Basin RR (GPD 1995 ore car) to the
Hayden Smelter. Together the Mission, Silver Bell and Ray Mines produce
approximately 350-400 million pounds of copper a year. The Hayden
Smelter produces almost a half a billion pounds of anodes annually.
Order the Hayden Smelter GPD Museum ore car today.
This classic collectable is available through pre-paid mail order
To order, email